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16 Dreamy Beach House Rentals in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Ah, the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico, with its teal-colored waters, and exciting waves. You’re probably thinking of Florida, but we’re actually talking about Gulf Shores, one of Alabama’s top travel destinations. Wildlife refuges, hiking trails, and an overall interesting habitat mean that travelers not only can immerse themselves in sunbathing and beach volleyball but nature as well. Restaurants, shopping, a fantastic pier – they’ve got it all. And what could be better than staying in one of these dreamy beach house rentals?

'Southern Grace' Beachfront Family Home Great Beachfront Family Home 'Southern Grace'
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'Southern Grace' Beachfront Family Home

For some reason, it feels significant to mention that there are two refrigerators in the kitchen. Seriously! And the kitchen is pretty huge itself, so the entire family can get in there to cook dinner. The living room is quintessential Florida, with its aqua furniture, and windows peering outward to the surroundings.

Experience Beachfront Luxury – Stunning Home Experience Beachfront Luxury – Stunning Home
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Experience Beachfront Luxury – Stunning Home

This beach house rental is just a few miles from the bustling part of Gulf Shores and an incredible retreat filled with southern charm. The house sleeps eight people and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It also has a gorgeous double deck that overlooks the gulf and is an amazing place to watch dolphins. Past guests have raved about the sunrise and sunset views, huge windows, and private beach access. The Airbnb host also provides beach gear and games.

LatItude Adjustment Home Low-key and away from the traffic
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LatItude Adjustment Home

Groups of up to 10 people can stay in this Gulf Shores beach house that has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home is 15 minutes from the inner Gulf Shores and is in a great location for families that want a low-key vacation away from people and traffic. Inside the home, you’ll find a full kitchen, screened-in porch, smart TV, and laundry room. There’s a beach access point just 90 steps from the home, and the gulf water is just another 25 yards beyond that. You can make lots of great memories here while enjoying homemade sunset dinners out on the beach.

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Home with Stunning Beach Views

With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, vacationers will enjoy Gulf Shores while staying at this house with eight to 10 people. It is a family-friendly spot with lots of baby gear and kids’ toys. The Airbnb host also provides beach toys, a beach wagon, and outdoor chairs. You can cook meals in the full kitchen and do laundry in the machines downstairs. For a fee of $100 and with prior approval, you can bring your dog along to stay here.

SouthWind East: Beachfront & Panoramic Gulf Views SouthWind East: Beachfront & Panoramic Gulf Views
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SouthWind East: Beachfront & Panoramic Gulf Views

SouthWind East is a beachfront property on the quieter side of West Beach Boulevard. It is one of two parts of a duplex, and the two homes share private beach access. This Airbnb rental sleeps eight guests and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The home offers an open-concept living/dining space, multiple outdoor seating areas at different levels, and a great kitchen. This rental was featured in a past season of HGTV’s Beach Flip and won! The interior living space is 1,663 square feet and requires guests to climb stairs to access the main floor of the home, as well as interior stairs to reach the master bedrooms.

SouthWind West: Beachfront & Panoramic Gulf Views SouthWind West: Beachfront & Panoramic Gulf Views
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SouthWind West: Beachfront & Panoramic Gulf Views

The half of the duplex next to SouthWind East is called SouthWind West, which is an option if the other rental is already booked or if you have a large enough group to use both spaces. SouthWind West has three bedrooms and three bathrooms to accommodate eight guests. The beachfront property has shared beach access and is about a five-minute drive from shops, bars, and restaurants. The different levels of the home offer amazing Gulf views, and the interior living space is 1,663 square feet.

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Got It Good Beachfront House

Large groups can also book this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home that is directly on the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Located in Surfside Shires, it is 14 miles down Fort Morgan Road from Highway 59 in Gulf Shores. The home sleeps 10 people and has a seven-night minimum stay during peak season (May 15 to August 15). The home rental includes a stocked kitchen, deck, picnic table, TV, and games. There is sometimes a sea turtle nest right in front of the house, which you’ll need to be mindful of so as to not disturb the turtles’ nesting.

Private Home with Pool and Beach Views Enjoy peace of mind in this private home with private pool and views of the beach
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Private Home with Pool and Beach Views

The sleeper loft, accessible by a spiral staircase, will undoubtedly be a really fun place for the older kids to hang out. The dwelling has an open feel with plenty of cheerful colors. Outside, guests can enjoy their own private pool, which is quite large. Take a break from the sun under the covered patio.

Home with Views & Secluded Beach Home with Views & Secluded Beach
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Home with Views & Secluded Beach

Looking to escape bigger communities? Maybe something a little bit more tucked away would be the best option. The beach here is more private, according to the listing. The home itself is super cute, with lots of ocean attributes.

Gorgeous Beach Cottage, 3 Minutes Walk to Beach Gorgeous Beach Cottage, 3 Minutes Walk to Beach
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Gorgeous Beach Cottage, 3 Minutes Walk to Beach

Absolutely picture perfect from the inside out, this home has that beach exterior color and gorgeous wooden shutters. Inside flows perfectly, and everything feels brand new. Guests will have access to a pool and grilling area. So grab some local shrimp, and throw on some skewers.

Top Location Home, Steps to the Beach Room for the whole family and with water views
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Top Location Home, Steps to the Beach

Soak up the sun in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with a stay in this four-bedroom, two-bathroom beach house. It sleeps 10 guests and is great for families to share. The pet-friendly home features a large and open great room, a well-stocked kitchen, and a private dock. The dock leads out to the bay, sunning landing, and pavilion on a private sandy beach. The Airbnb host provides kayaks, paddleboards, boogie boards, and bikes. From the home, it is just a one-minute walk to public beach access. There are two large decks to enjoy the water views. Up to two small pets are allowed here when you pay a nonrefundable pet deposit.

Oceanfront Oasis, Great for Families Elegant, cheery, and homey for your stay
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Oceanfront Oasis, Great for Families

Here’s a large beach house that you can rent on Airbnb for up to 14 guests. It has six bedrooms and four bathrooms in the popular West Beach area. It’s far enough away from the action to relax but also close enough to everything that it is convenient. You’ll have your own little piece of the beach to enjoy here and can spend time out on the two decks or grilling out on the patio. There are hanging hammock chairs and outdoor furniture to relax on as well. Access to this house requires climbing stairs, which is something to consider if anyone in your group has mobility issues.

4-Bedroom Beachfront Home Beautifully Updated 4BR Beachfront Home
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4-Bedroom Beachfront Home

Get ready to be blown away by the breathtaking living space! The kitchen and family room both flow together and are given an amazing focal point. A wall of windows basically brings the beach into the house. The wooden ceilings are gorgeous, and the skylights just enhance it all even further.

Lagoon Waterfront, Private Pier, Fishing, Kayaks A cozy retreat away from the crowds
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Lagoon Waterfront, Private Pier, Fishing, Kayaks

This lagoon waterfront home sleeps up to 12 people and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is located off a quiet road with a bike lane and has a large deck and yard. The rental comes with a private pier and beach, two kayaks, a gas grill, and a Gulf Coast view from the porch. From the home, it is 4.3 miles to The Hangout. Book this Airbnb for a cozy retreat away from the crowds but also just minutes from the city center. Parking is available for up to four vehicles.

Beach House, Private Lagoon and Pool Bright and airy with lots of great perks
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Beach House, Private Lagoon and Pool

For your Gulf Shores vacation, you can also rent this three-bedroom, three-bathroom house that sleeps 10 guests. It’s an ideal place to gather with family and friends in an updated and spacious home. The home is right across the street from the beach and has exclusive boardwalk access. With this house rental, you’ll get furnished sun decks, a private washer and dryer, a fully equipped kitchen, smart TVs, and an outdoor dining area. Here at Heron Landing, you’ll also have access to a private swimming pool and the lagoon.

Waters’ Edge Cottage Gulf Shores A small space with everything you need
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Waters’ Edge Cottage Gulf Shores

If you’re looking for just a tiny beach house rental, this guesthouse cottage is a great choice. The Airbnb rental is 450 square feet in size and just steps from Little Lagoon. It works well for two people and comes with a charcoal grill to cook anything you catch or bring along. The Airbnb host provides kayaks to explore the lagoon, and the cottage is five minutes from the beach, making it a secluded yet convenient place to stay. If you need anything during your stay, the Airbnb hosts live next door.

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